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Switching to other user's account using the fast switching option

Hello! experimenting after reading the article" speeding up computer with few tweaks" cause me problem. I don't know if I done it incorrectly. After reboot, I noticed that switching to other user's account won't work properly... you have to log off first before doing so. I did checked the "use fast users switching option" on the select log on/log off option but that won't work.Can you please help me resolve this problem. Thanks a lot.


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